Meet Dr. Kara Asbury
Dr. Kara Asbury is a
top-ranked and widely renowned Infectious Diseases Specialist
who is double board-certified in both Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
and a minor in Biology and Chemistry from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She then attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated with Honors and at the top of her class. Dr. Asbury was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha in 2005. While in medical school, she received several departmental honors and awards for her outstanding work in Biochemistry, Physiology, Biostatistics, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology. She went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Upon her graduation from residency, Dr. Asbury spent 10 years working for several healthcare organizations as a hospitalist, where she earned Outstanding Hospitalist Awards. She then returned to Mayo Clinic to complete her fellowship in Infectious Diseases. During her fellowship, she authored and co-authored numerous publications in Infectious
Diseases including The Unexpected Souvenir - a case of visceral Leishmaniasis in a traveler; De novo coccidioidomycosis among solid organ transplant recipients 1 or more years after transplant; A case of Verruconis gallopava infection in a heart transplant recipient successfully treated with posaconazole; Polyneuritis Cranialis After Acute Tularemia Infection: A Case
Study, Prospective Validation of PREDICT and its Impact on the Transesophageal Echocardiography Use in Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. She also authored several book chapters on infectious diarrhea for The Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology. Most recently, she has been involved in the epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms in the acute care hospital setting; developing strategies to prevent transmission.
Dr.Asbury’s compassionate calming personality, attention to detail, sagacious nature, and dedication to serving her patients truly set her apart.
Dr. Asbury is actively involved in residents’ education. She received the Fellow of the Year award during her infectious diseases fellowship at Mayo Clinic for her dedication and unwavering commitment to the Internal Medicine residents' education. In addition, she is currently the Chairman of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Honor Health Internal Medicine Residency program. She has won numerous awards in the field of Infectious Diseases, noteworthy is the prestigious Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor for Infectious Diseases; an award she has received consecutively for numerous years. A highly sought-after lecturer and teacher, Dr. Asbury speaks and teaches throughout the world.
While Dr. Kara Asbury’s academic background, professional training, and talents are noteworthy, it is her compassionate
Dr. Asbury’s passion for investigating and treating the most complex cases is proven through her exceptional analytical acumen and astute wealth of scientific expertise.
calming personality, attention to detail, sagacious nature, and dedication to serving her patients truly set her apart. Aside from her clinical and academic pursuits, Dr. Asbury also sets aside time each week to treat elderly patients in the community who need affordable treatments. It is an integral part of her practice and fuels her passion for providing first-rate patient care. Ultimately, Dr. Asbury’s
own personality, innovative technique, and extensive skills are all evidenced in her exceptional patient outcomes /results and are attested to by patients worldwide. Her interests include antibiotic treatment of drug-resistant bacteria, coccidioidomycosis (valley fever), infections in immunocompromised patients, antimicrobial stewardship, and travel medicine. She is known for her hard work ethic, uncanny ability to analyze and focus on each patient's individual needs, attention to detail, and compassion towards her patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys fitness, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and dogs.